Metrorail services resume normal operation after a train fire

Damage to arson attacks on trains in the past four months amounted to more than R50 million.

The authorities inspect a train wagon that was damaged when a fire broke out in a train at the Koeberg train station in Cape Town. Picture: Bertram Malgas / EWN.

CAPITAL CITY – Metrorail says that the services have been restored on the central line between Lentegeur and Philippi.

Operations were disrupted Tuesday morning after a train death.

The services were also resumed in the Koeberg area after a fire broke out in a train.

Metrorail's Riana Scott said: "The second incident was at Koeberg station, where a coach was destroyed by fire, both scenes were erased and the services resumed normal operation."

Meanwhile, the government of the Western Cape has called on the public to help police detect those responsible for a series of train fires in Cape Town.

The provincial Community Security Department earlier in August offered an R100,000 reward for information that could help researchers.

Damage to trains in the past four months amounted to more than R50 million and at least R210 million in the past five years.

VIEW: Seventh train fire in Cape Town this year

Additional reporting by Shamiela Fisher.

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)

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